Chris Cuomo blasted White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah during a heated Wednesday night interview. Cuomo confronted the White House aide and the administration he serves for focusing on violence committed by people born outside the United States when facts show that the deadliest perpetrators are white supremacists.
“You’re cherry picking cases to create a general rule,” Cuomo told Shah as the White House aide brought up the Lower Manhattan terrorist attack by a Uzbek Muslim that killed eight people in October 2017.
Shah then stated, “We’re making a serious point that illegality does not breed safety,” bringing up the murder of Kate Steinle, a white woman who was killed by an undocumented immigrant.
Cuomo wasn’t sold on the idea and when on to blast the White House aide.
“What you do with the rhetoric is you try to paint a picture about these people that is inaccurate,” the host said.
“If you were really worried about who’s killing people in the name of terror in this country, you’d be focused on white supremacists. That’s your biggest threat,” Cuomo retorted. “Ask the intel community — they’ll tell you the same thing.”
According to a new study by the Anti-Defamation League, white supremacists had the largest percentage of murders committed among all terrorist groups and that the number of white supremacist murders rose more than 150 percent since 2016.
Take a look at the interview in the video clip below: